11/27/2017

Suncatchers that resemble the St. John USVI Petroglyphs


I began creating these little sun catchers during the recent Hurricanes Irma and Maria. 

My son and his girlfriend were living on St. John in the US Virgin Islands at the time, and I was glued to the Weather Station as I waited to hear of their safety.
Shortly after the storms, my son left the island and came home for a visit. When he saw my sun catchers, he said they reminded him of the St. John Petroglyphs.
 I researched it, and was surprised to see the similar shapes carved on stone, attributed to the Taino Indians along time ago, on the lower section of Reef Bay Valley in the St. John National Park. Dozens of images and symbols were carved onto several of the smooth rock faces, some of the shapes very similar to my sun catchers.